How long does a site, like Law beta, stay in the beta stage before becoming a permanent site? Is it a timeframe benchmark or a user benchmark?

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Good question! This was actually addressed by Stack Exchange a few months ago.

If you want to get a sense of how the site is doing you can always check in on its Area51 stats. (However, as one commentator noted, "Even the SE team has repeatedly emphasized that the current A51 stats do not matter as to whether a site will be graduated, as there are far more important (and subjective) goals, such as sense of community, self-moderation, user retention, etc....")

For such a young beta Law is (currently) doing extraordinarily well.

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    tl;dr: >10 questions per day, and around a year or so of existence, maybe less. Also one of the factors that have previously prevented graduation for at least one other site is a high number of unanswered questions. (But may or may not be a factor for us.)
    – jimsug
    Commented Sep 11, 2015 at 14:05
  • Also, as long as we continue to produce useful content (regardless of question volume), and the moderators keep things tidy, we don't need to be worried about the site being closed.
    – jimsug
    Commented Sep 11, 2015 at 14:11

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